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Police Recruits Targeted In Iraq

Insurgents seeking to topple Iraq’s interim government are targeting the young men who gather in long lines to seek jobs in the country’s nascent security services, killing scores of them in a campaign that poses a direct threat to U.S. efforts to increase the size of Iraq’s police and National Guard.In the latest attack on aspiring recruits, a suicide bombing on Tuesday, a car bomb laden with artillery shells tore through a crowd of men who had been forced to stand outside blast-absorbing concrete barriers at a police headquarters in central Baghdad. At least 47 people were killed and 114 wounded, police and public health officials said.Full Story

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